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4/10/15 3:28 P

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10_TOES.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Yes it does! Keep it up! It only gets easier :)

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4/10/15 9:13 A

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I almost forgot to update the group on my condition!

Dieting and some exercise have lowered my A1C and blood sugar enough that I'm now taking half the regular dose of medication to lower A1C.

What do you know, this dieting and exercise stuff actually works!



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4/10/15 9:07 A

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Good to meet you, John.

I love the quote in your signature!

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4/9/15 2:59 P

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10_TOES, I read your post and your goals are very much like mine. Though my son is sixteen and I am 45.

I too have the long term goal of being healthy enough to live well into my 70's and hopefully 80's. Which is very achievable. What will be harder is to live that long happily and healthily.

I am also on meds for Diabetes, Hypertension, and Cholesterol. No insulin and no plans to get to that. I know I can get off of all of them or at least reduce the dosages and number I am on severely by losing weight and getting more active.

Short term: 6K steps per day and stretching and doing the exercises to reduce the effects of my Plantar Fasciitis.

John

One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be. - Anonymous


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4/8/15 12:27 P

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If I only had 15 lbs to lose I'd be one happy and fit camper.

Someone has to be the most obese regular at my gym. At least there is that.

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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4/8/15 12:11 P

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LAURASDAD.... emoticon on achieving your maintenance goal!

I will be glad when I do. As a competitive runner, it is a goal that I need to achieve in order to stay competitive in my age group. My 15lbs that I need to lose is costing me at least 2minutes in my runs. 2 minutes does sound like much, but if your are a runner, you would understand.

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4/8/15 8:09 A

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No doubt that "other forum" is one that includes women. emoticon

I've come to realize that NO MAN actually looks good in a Speedo so I'd be laughing along with everyone else.

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4/8/15 8:05 A

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Wait! I'm channeling one of the other Spark Forums...

"LAURASDAD, you're beautiful no matter what you look like. Go ahead and post that picture of you in speedo and be PROUD."

Of course, this being a group for men, we'd probably all point and laugh. emoticon

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4/8/15 5:45 A

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@TXHRT4U

I think I achieved my health goals - lowered blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides without medications. So maintenance is the continuous goal.

I think I've given up on my goal of looking good in a Speedo.

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4/7/15 4:45 P

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10_TOES... that is an emoticon goal! I am 45 and have a 5 yr old daughter. She is my little runner. I started her running at 3yrs. Focus on those goals and diabetes will be just a memory later on.


BOSS61...then there is the comedian in the class

I have been running for a couple years now, but my pace has slowed down because of training and running 1/2 marathons last year. So this year, my goal is to get my pace back up where I want it. I also need to lose 15 to 20lbs.

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4/7/15 3:13 P

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Health goal: to weigh zero. To stand sideways and cast no shadow at all, like Lee Meriwhether in the classic Trek episode "That Which Survives." I am for you, Lt. Sulu...

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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4/7/15 1:55 P

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This about sums it up:



But seriously folks...

Long term: I want to get healthy enough to live into my 70s so I can see my son become a man. He's 6. I'm 44.

Shorter term: I'd like to be able to manage my diabetes without medication, and certainly stop it in its tracks before I have to progress to insulin.

With weight loss and exercise from above goal, I also hope to be able to reduce/eliminate medication for high blood pressure. I've been on medication for hypertension since I was 21.

Shorter term yet: Go to the gym regularly and work out for real.

For the rest of this month: 5000 steps per day, minimum.

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4/7/15 12:51 P

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I agree it's pretty quiet. What health goals does everyone have?

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4/7/15 9:00 A

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YUCK! But I remember those days - though never quite that bad.

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4/7/15 8:23 A

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This always makes me LOL, which isn't quiet.

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Of course its too quiet. We're men (and few and far between, here on Spark).

Through that miracle I call delegation, my wife talks. She is the social butterfly, the planner, the event organizer. I nod along in stoic silence, merely wondering how we're going to pay for it all.

Want some conversation here, other than about our collective battles of the bulges? Yesterday was Opening Day. Hope springs eternal. Put me in coach, I'm ready to play, today.

"Some day we will look back on this, and it will all seem funny" - Bruce Springsteen (The real BOSS, as opposed to me.)





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4/7/15 6:39 A

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Hey brothers, trying to some discussion moving here and I thought this quote might be a great way to get men talking.

Whenever I have been battling weight demons, there have always been those spectators watching from the sidelines, hurling unwelcome criticisms and advice in my direction. When that happens now, I just think of this:

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Teddy Roosevelt


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